Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fashion Week Season!

It is that time of year again when the fashion gurus of the world decide our fashion futures (of the next few seasons anyway). This time of the year the shows focus on next fall and winter even as we are still engulfed in our current one.

I'm a little behind February has gone so fast, New York and London are finished and in the (Chanel) bag and Milan Fashion Week is in full swing.

I have to say my favorite collection from New York this time around was definitely Vera Wang. 
Her entire collection (with the exception of a few white pieces) is in my favorite color: black! This is the first group I have seen that I would wear the entire urban styled collection, which is weird for me and my treasure hunting ways!

Some of the other stand out collections (for me) has been Thakoon (some really beautiful sheer floral prints) Tibi (over-sized shapes) and on a dream scale Tadashi gowns that would make anyone look like a fairy princess.  

Project Runway's Christian Siriano also has a collection with a large range of styles and fabrics. This reminded me of what the judges usually say about designer's pieces on Project Runway, that we have seen it all before and I must say for a lot of the shows I feel the same, although London has again come up with the most interesting (and sometimes a little crazy) collections!

If you want to see reruns of the shows here is the link: 

If you don't want to wade through the plethora of fashions, my favorites are here:

Happy Hunting!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Repeat Boutique Consignment

Inspired by Paris Haute Couture week I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and delve into the world of consignment shops. I know it sounds silly but if you've read my blog before you might remember my best find so far was a lovely shirt I found at Ross for 49 cents! 

I didn't know what to expect as I tentatively entered Repeat Boutique In Encinitas. I must say I was pleasantly surprised! A beautiful shop with an amazing array of clothing and accessories at many prices. They do carry upscale designer, I saw a Chanel jacket but couldn't bring myself to look at the price (someday I will own one) and there was a sale rack at the back that had items for 50% off. I could have bought a beautiful skirt but decided I didn't really need it (looking back I should have gotten it, don't you hate that?)

It is a family run shop with very personal service. They will come to your house if you have a lot of items you want to consign and if you are looking for a special piece they will call you when they get one in. If you don't live in the area they also have an online store and 
the people are so nice!

Here is the treasure I purchased: a beautifully, beaded and embroidered top (if I was younger it could be a dress) perfectly on trend for spring, by Burning Torch $29.99. 
I checked the Burning Torch website and their beaded tops average around $400.00 
so I will definitely be back!

Here is the link to their website: